Operations Management For Dummies

Operations Management For Dummies

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Score your highest in Operations Management Operations management is an important skill for current and aspiring business leaders to develop and master. It deals with the design and management of products, processes, services, and supply chains. Operations management is a growing field and a required course for most undergraduate business majors and MBA candidates. Now, Operations Management For Dummies serves as an extremely resourceful aid for this difficult subject. Tracks to a typical course in operations management or operations strategy, and covers topics such as evaluating and measuring existing systems' performance and efficiency, materials management and product development, using tools like Six Sigma and Lean production, designing new, improved processes, and defining, planning, and controlling costs of projects. * Clearly organizes and explains complex topics * Serves as an supplement to your Operations Management textbooks * Helps you score your highest in your Operations Management course Whether your aim is to earn an undergraduate degree in business or an MBA, Operations Management For Dummies is indispensable supplemental reading for your operations management course.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 1118551060
  • 9781118551066
  • 482,848

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A plain-English guide to improving business operations and increasing efficiencyOperations management is a critical skill for all current and aspiring business leaders. Now, "Operations Management For Dummies" takes the guesswork out of this often-intimidating subject. Whether you are a professional just promoted into your first operations management job who needs to learn operations fast or your aim is to score your highest in an undergraduate or MBA operations management class, the plain-English, step-by-step information in "Operations Management For Dummies" gives you the critical toolkit for operations success."Operations Management 101 -- find out how to represent processes in a diagram and get the lowdown on the operations management vocabulary used to measure those processesIt's a risky business -- discover the risks that may threaten your operations, from determining how much demand there will be for your product or service to making forecasts of future demandPut the "I" in improvement -- get the scoop on continuous improvement -- a concept that relates to building and sustaining effective and profitable organizationsMake things happen -- take an in-depth look at project management as it relates to operations management to better understand the life cycle of projects (and why many projects fail)Go global -- explore how companies decide what parts or services to outsource and when and where to outsource themSucceed in startups -- learn how to successfully cope with the special operations challenge of startup growth"Open the book and find: How to design a process to meet organizational goalsBasic process flow termsThe scoop on demand forecasting, capacity planning, and inventory managementThe basics behind aggregate planningTips to design and manage your supply chainHow to scale operations as a product travels through the normal life cycle curveWays to estimate a project's timing and cost"Learn to: "Make sense of complex topicsUnderstand key concepts in operations managementScore your highest in your operations management course

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About Geoffrey Parker

Mary Ann Anderson is a consultant in supply chain management and operations strategy. Dr. Edward Anderson is Associate Professor of Operations Management at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Dr. Geoffrey Parker is Professor of Management Science at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

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